Legislator says Lin ended hunger strike because of people power (2014/05/01)

Former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung ended his hunger strike against nuclear power on Wednesday and is now said to be resting comfortably in the hospital. Public protests triggered by the hunger strike forced the government to put the controversial fourth nuclear power plant project on hold, but a DPP legislator said Lin came to his decision because of the support he received. 

Zulin Wu, the son of poet Wu Sheng, sings the song The Sun of Life to show his support for former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung, who ended a hunger strike on Wednesday. 

Legislator Tien Chiu-chin said Lin’s condition was to the point where he could not drink milk, but he has been able to ingest liquid food to help him gradually recover. Lin was determined to see his hunger strike through, she said, but he changed his mind because of popular support.

Tien Chiu-chin
DPP Legislator
Aside from water, he didn’t ingest anything, so it was the response and power of Taiwan’s people that kept him alive. The events on Zhongxiao West Road and next to the Legislature demonstrated what his friends had been telling him, that he couldn’t just pay attention to the reaction of those in power. If something happened to him, society would be plunged into massive turmoil, and he worried about the innocent who might be hurt and shed blood. He really did see the power of the Taiwanese people. 

Tien suggested that after being discharged from the hospital, Lin should return to Yilan to recuperate. She said that in the future Lin hopes to push for an amendment to the “Referendum Act” and stop the Legislature from passing a bill creating free economic pilot zones.

林義雄進食

前民進黨主席林義雄,昨天宣布停止禁食,民進黨立委田秋菫透露,他目前很平安,請大家放心。她也說,其實林義雄原本禁食的決心非常強烈,但因為認清,不能只看當權者,同時看到民眾紛紛站出來,「台灣還值得他繼續奮鬥」,因此宣布停止禁食。

詩人吳晟的兒子吳志寧,特別獻唱這首《生命的日頭》,力挺禁食反核的前民進黨主席林義雄。

立委田秋菫透露,原本林義雄身體虛弱到,連牛奶都不能喝,所幸開始食用流質食物,讓他的身體逐漸好轉。其實,林義雄禁食的決心,非常堅定,讓他回心轉意,有個關鍵轉折。

[[立委(民) 田秋菫]]
(他)除了水以外,什麼都不吃,所以這次完全是台灣人民的反應跟力量,把他留了下來,忠孝東路以及立法院旁邊的事情,更加突顯了他的朋友長期來,苦勸他的事情,就是說,不能只看執政者的反應。他真的有什麼不幸的話,整個社會會陷入非常大的動亂,對於這些無辜者受傷流血,他是會在意的,他真的有看到台灣人民的力量。

田秋菫說林義雄出院之後,應該會先回宜蘭,好好陪伴妻子,並調養身體。接下來,他還要推動《公投法》修正、阻止立法院通過《自經區特別條例》

 

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